Medical device

A patient presses and holds the button to hear those details on the "talking" bottle.
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Packaging delivers for pharmaceutical and medical firms

A ‘talking’ prescription pill bottle, GlaxoSmithKline’s contract-packaged medication for AIDS, and a medical device-drug hybrid that contains, mixes, and injects medicine in one unit are among five innovative packaging solutions.
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IoPP awards 2004 AmeriStars

Packages from Bissell Homecare and Frito-Lay earned top awards in the Naperville, IL-based Institute of Packaging Professionals 2004 AmeriStar Awards that honor technology and innovation.
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HEALTHPACK CALL FOR PAPERS

October 1, 2004, is the deadline for submitting papers to be presented at HealthPacksm 2005, scheduled March 23-24 at the Hilton Palacio del Rio in San Antonio, TX.
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Greydon Inc: Greydon Inc: Medical device packaging system

TiroBreathe is a patent-pending medical device packaging system introduced by Tiromat Medical Packaging. Unlike medical device packs that use a porous material throughout the top lidding to accommodate Eto sterilization, TiroBreathe incorporates only a small “window” or “vent” of porous material for sterilization.
Equipment cost justification was discussed by Ivan Heit.
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HealthPack shines in Florida

Medical device packaging issues are addressed before a record crowd at HealthPack 2004.
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Med packs pass test intact

To complement its visual tests and destructive peel-strength testing for sealed trays for products such as breast implants, medical device packager Mentor Corp., Irving, TX, operates a PTI 225 tester from Packaging Technologies and Inspection.
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DuPont Packaging: DuPont Packaging: Sterile medical film

DuPont’s Tyvek 1073B, Tyvek 1059B, and Tyvek 2FS microbial barrier products provide a high degree of sterilized protection for medical devices and supplies.
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Multivac Inc: Multivac Inc: Compact thermoformer/sealer

Multivac’s Model R140 rollstock thermoforming system is said to be the smallest system of its kind. Suitable for small product runs, batch runs, and J-I-T manufacturing, the cost-effective R140 is designed especially for packaging food, pharmaceuticals, or medical devices.
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Packaging Technologies and Inspection, LLC: Packaging Technologies and Inspection, LLC: Packaging Technologies and Inspection, LLC: Leak-testing technology

PTI introduces the PTI-225, a low-cost, versatile package inspection system that does not alter or destroy packages. Detects leaks in filled and sealed pouches, cups, trays and bottles.
Gerry Gunderson
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HealthPack shines in Florida

Medical device manufacturers continually strive for zero recalls caused by packaging problems. An on-site report on this and other issues from HealthPack 2004.

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